Red Lodge is a cute little village about 15 minutes from the bases if there's no traffic. It can be 20 minutes or more if you're traveling at peak times. There are however a couple ways to get there, so you can avoid a certain route if it's busy or they are doing road work.… Continue reading A Visit to Red Lodge
No, we speak American. You will not realize how different we are until you visit/live in a different country. There are many words used in England that are different from how we use it or just completely different words. Below are some examples that might be helpful to you: Booking-Appointment/reservation Diary-Calendar Post code-Zip code First… Continue reading Is that REALLY English?-Guide to British English
TSP stands for the Thrift Savings Plan which is essentially the 401 k or retirement account for military and government employees. As of now anyone joining the military or civil service are now automatically put into TSP. However if your spouse joined the military before 2018 it's not guaranteed they have TSP since they might… Continue reading How does TSP work
This is my post for Military Saves Week. No, I'm not affiliated with Military Saves (though I love to be) but I think it's important to hold ourselves accountable to our goals. On to one of my favorite topics-emergency funds! I think everyone should have an emergency fund, especially military. Why you ask? Well, we… Continue reading Should I Have an Emergency Fund?
This post includes some affiliate links that I have approve of that provide me a commission if you click through and make a purchase. This helps keep me blogging at no extra cost to you. Book Far Enough in Advance One of the keys to saving money on travel is to book far enough in… Continue reading Ultimate Guide to Saving Money on Travel
Oh my gosh, there is even an acronym in the title! It means Leave and Earnings Statement which I will go into further. This article is one of 7 articles that will give you a better understanding of all the acronyms the military uses. I'm making these a little shorter than many of the other… Continue reading What Does That Mean? LES/Financial Acronyms
How to be a (Mostly) Happy Military Couple Marriage can be hard, but being in the military makes it even harder. There can be long hours at work, TDY's, deployments, and just the added stress of your spouse having one of the most difficult jobs in America. At the same time though, your spouse and you are actually… Continue reading How to be a (Mostly) Happy Military Couple
I have been a military spouse for 18 years and I’m an Air Force veteran, hence the name: The Veteran Spouse, I've seen both sides of the coin. I love to help other spouses understand and cope with military life, often as a Key Spouse, but also as a friend. I’ve been through a couple… Continue reading The Journey Begins